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So far Andrea Knies has created 13 blog entries.

The Legend of Rube Allyn

By |2019-05-31T18:49:25+00:00May 1st, 2019|Blog|

With my Nancy Drew mystery themed blog posts, it was only a matter of time before I addressed one of the most infamous unsolved mysteries in Sarasota history, the murder of Harry Higel (which leads us to the legend of Rube Allyn). Left Rube Allyn, Right Harry Higel The Murder Harry Higel served as mayor of Sarasota, was a beloved local businessman, and was the [...]

The Mystery of the Missing Fruits

By |2019-05-31T18:49:31+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Blog|

This mystery begins with a map (as many good mysteries do). A 1925 Sanborn Map courtesy of Sarasota County Historical Resources to be exact. In case you were wondering (which I am sure you were) Sanborn maps were created in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for fire insurance, Mimi and I were using them to plan an historical tour. Before we begin this mystery, it [...]

The Quest for the Great Floridians Plaques

By |2019-04-22T23:01:41+00:00April 21st, 2019|Blog|

In 2000, the Florida Department of State and the Florida League of Cities created the Great Floridians Program to celebrate the people who made a significant contribution to the culture of Florida through philanthropy, public service, or personal or professional service. Nominations were accepted in 1999 and put to a committee of state historians. In Sarasota, there are 14 people who were given the accolade of Great [...]